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We isolated two mutants from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, cim3-1 and cim5-1, that arrest cell division in G2/metaphase at 37 degrees C. CIM3 (identical to SUG1; ref. 1) and CIM5 are similar to each other and are members of a family of putative ATPases that have been proposed to be 26S protease subunits. We show here that CIM5 is the functional yeast(More)
Entry into a new cell cycle is triggered by environmental signals at a point called Start in G1 phase. A key regulator of this transition step in yeast is the CDC28 kinase together with its short-lived regulatory subunits called G1-cyclins or CLN proteins. To identify genes involved in G1-cyclin degradation, we employed a genetic screen by selecting for(More)
Cyclin-dependent protein kinases (Cdks) play key roles in regulating cell division and gene expression. Most Cdks require binding of a cyclin and phosphorylation by a Cdk-activating kinase (CAK) to be active. We report the identification of Civ1 (CAK in vivo), a novel CAK activity in S. cerevisiae. Civ1 is most similar in sequence to the Cdks, but unlike(More)
Sgt1p is a highly conserved eucaryotic protein that is required for both SCF (Skp1p/Cdc53p-Cullin-F-box)-mediated ubiquitination and kinetochore function in yeast. We show here that Sgtlp is also involved in the cyclic AMP (cAMP) pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. SGT1 is an allele-specific suppressor of cdc35-1, a thermosensitive mutation in the(More)
A Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutant unable to grow in a cdc28-1N background was isolated and shown to be affected in the ELM1 gene. Elm1 is a protein kinase, thought to be a negative regulator of pseudo-hyphal growth. We show that Cdc11, one of the septins, is delocalised in the mutant, indicating that septin localisation is partly controlled by Elm1.(More)
Asf1 is a conserved histone chaperone implicated in nucleosome assembly, transcriptional silencing, and the cellular response to DNA damage. We solved the NMR solution structure of the N-terminal functional domain of the human Asf1a isoform, and we identified by NMR chemical shift mapping a surface of Asf1a that binds the C-terminal helix of histone H3.(More)
Telomere elongation by telomerase balances the progressive shortening of chromosome ends due to the succession of replication cycles [1] [2]. Telomerase activity is regulated in vivo at its site of action by the telomere itself. In yeast and human cells, the mean telomere length is maintained at a constant value through a cis-inhibition of telomerase by(More)
In most eukaryotic cells, the C-terminal amino acid of alpha-tubulin is aromatic (Tyr in mammals and Phe in Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and is preceded by two glutamate residues. In mammals, the C-terminal Tyr of alpha-tubulin is subject to cyclic removal from the peptide chain by a carboxypeptidase and readdition to the chain by a tubulin-Tyr ligase. There(More)
Yaf9 is one of three proteins in budding yeast containing a YEATS domain. We show that Yaf9 is part of a large complex and that it coprecipitates with three known subunits of the NuA4 histone acetyltransferase. Although Esa1, the catalytic subunit of NuA4, is essential for viability, we found that yaf9 Delta mutants are viable but hypersensitive to(More)